Litchfield Hills Sweet Spots: The Chocolate Trail Last Updated: December 2020
There simply aren’t many things in this world more loved, more appreciated, more craved, than chocolate. Chocolatiers are magicians who transform the simplest ingredients into not just delicious confections, but works of art. Fortunately, Litchfield Hills has no shortage of these dedicated artisans who understand that we can’t live without them!
As always, be sure to check with each location before making plans as hours and details may change due to COVID-19.
Bridgewater Chocolate Factory in Brookfield offers an enormous selection, sure to please every sweet tooth. Established by owner Erik Landergren in 1995, Bridgewater Chocolates specializes in American-style, premium hand-made turtles, toffees, caramels, peanut butter patties and so much more. Winner of numerous awards and showcased in the country's top publications, Bridgewater’s warm and inviting atmosphere and enticing chocolatey aromas make this a sweet spot not to be missed!
Castle Hill Chocolate in Newtown offers an exquisite assortment of handmade artisan chocolates made of only the finest ingredients, plus unique gifts from around the world. Their homemade dipped fruit and holiday specialty bark are singularly beautiful and equally delicious confections.
What do you get when you put two Yale Law School grads in a room together? Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shop in Ridgefield, of course! Today, this sweet couple now serves 70 varieties of homemade chocolates, including chocolate-covered pretzels, granola and marshmallow caramel, plus ice cream and an array of candies. For a different kind of treat, customers can observe truffles being hand-rolled in their open 1,300 square foot kitchen.
More than half a century after John and Helen Fascia began making candy in their Waterbury home to supplement John’s income, the entire Fascia family still hand-makes all their confections in-house in small batches to maintain the highest quality and freshness. Recently named one of the “Top 12 Confectioners” in the country by Peter’s Chocolate, Fascia’s Chocolates creates over 100 varieties of mouth-watering, award-winning chocolates, fudge, peanut brittle and much more. They also produce authentic Italian Gelato. Not to be missed, Fascia’s famous and safe “Chocolate Experience” offers guests a fun and informative behind-the-scenes tour where they can make their very own chocolate bar. Ask about Kids’ Birthday Parties, group tours, workshops and special events.
“Never fussy, always fabulous,” Kent Coffee & Chocolate Company is one of the best-kept secrets in Kent, offering rich, robust coffee, espresso and teas plus exquisitely handmade chocolates, truffles, bakery treats, cocoa and so much more in a cozy atmosphere with a friendly staff – well worth the visit!
Since 2005, Litchfield Candy Company in Litchfield offers a variety of yummy sweets, candies and homemade chocolates to satisfy every sweet tooth and gift giver alike! Their chocolate truffles, home-made fudge, gourmet peanuts, seasonal lollipops plus a variety of vegan- and gluten-free options are sure to delight every palate. Bulk and custom orders are welcome.
Noteworthy Chocolates in Bethel prides themselves on their finely crafted Fair Trade chocolates, sustainably sourced and exceptionally delicious. Each freshly-made chocolate can be custom engraved with any message, any theme and in any language for gifts that are as thoughtful as they are delectable. All gourmet chocolates are made in a peanut, tree nut, egg, wheat, shellfish and fish-free facility.
Pay a visit to Six Spoons Chocolatier in New Hartford and enjoy handcrafted chocolates and fudge, confections, artisan ice cream, a myriad of specialty coffees and teas, not to mention their seasonally-available, traditional “Sipping Chocolate,” more than 8 ounces of rich, creamy-dreamy decadence, served at the perfect temperature to warm you from the tip of your nose to the tips of your toes. Relax in their cozy Little Free Library and Book Nook.